Roman Building and Settlement
Roman material has been recovered from a 2.75 kilometer stretch of the Fen Causeway, in agricultural land in the parishes of Denver (TL5700), Downham West (TL5800) and Nordelph (TL5900). Aerial photographs show a number of rectilinear enclosures, the majority of which lie to the north of the causeway.
Pottery ranging from the late-first to the fourth centuries was found. Hypocaust and roof-tiles concentrated around one point, indicate the presence of a substantial Roman building in the area.
A Roman road to Duroliponte (Cambridge) possibly joined up with the Fen Causeway a little to the east, in the area of Downham market.
References for Denver
- Roadside Settlements in Lowland Roman Britain by Roger Finch Smith (B.A.R. British Series #157, 1987) pp.172/3.
Map References for Denver
NGRef: TF5700 OSMap: LR143